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People who have made the decision to support the life affirming Mission of OSF are more than donors to us, they are family. Every person, every gift, becomes the heart beat of our Mission to "serve every person with the greatest care and love." We are grateful for every gift decision because we know the impact those gifts will make. We hope you enjoy reading the following stories of actual donors along with donor inspired illustrations to see how passion and philanthropy can create something beautiful.

Donor Stories

  • Two Lifetimes of Service - Gifts from Both Sides of the Track
    Two Lifetimes of Service - Gifts from Both Sides of the Track
    On an unseasonably warm and sundrenched March afternoon at their home in a wooded area of Galesburg, Linda and George Chadderdon shared the poignant stories that...
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  • A Family Legacy
    A Family Legacy
    Pete and Katherine Coyle have been engaged in the Sisters' Mission at OSF for many years, both personally and through the family business...
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  • A Generous Heart Provides Life Income and a Future Legacy
    A Generous Heart Provides Life Income and a Future Legacy
    Howard understands the value of quality health care near home. When his wife, Dona, needed...
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  • Celebrating two lives, remembering one Mission
    Celebrating two lives, remembering one Mission
    John and Lucille have been faithful supporters of the Mission of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis for most of their adult life.
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  • Remembering the Past, Investing in the Future: Family's Gift Creates Lasting Legacy
    Remembering the Past, Investing in the Future: Family's Gift Creates Lasting Legacy
    Admiring a photo of their new grandson, Marty and Terry Best can't help but smile from ear to ear.
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Gift Examples

  • Secure Income for Retirement
    Secure Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatric nurse, Suzanne was enjoying retirement.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for many years building up their nest egg for retirement. Throughout those years, they have been committed donors to OSF...
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  • The Family Home becomes Lifetime Income
    The Family Home becomes Lifetime Income
    Katherine lived in the family home where she and her husband, Tom, had raised their three children. After Tom passed away, Katherine found it...
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